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Edgecombe County sheriff's deputy involved in fatal wreck

Posted September 13
Updated September 14

— The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating after a deputy with the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office was involved in a fatal crash Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities said a Ford pick-up truck belonging to the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office and driven by Deputy Bryan Corey, 36, of Tarboro was towing an impounded vehicle on McKendree Church Road at about 1 p.m. when the towed vehicle became dislodged from the tow dolly. The detached vehicle then crossed the center line and struck a 2009 Chevrolet passenger vehicle head on.

Authorities said a passenger in the Chevrolet died at the scene. The driver of the Chevrolet sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to Vidant Hospital in Greenville.

“Please keep the family of the victim and all parties involved in the wreck in your thoughts and prayers,” a statement from the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office said.

Corey, who was on-duty at the time of the crash, was not injured.


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  • Renee Bass Sep 16, 7:42 a.m.
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    Go away Jerry Sawyer....very far away

  • Patrick Dolan Sep 13, 9:50 p.m.
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    Jerry sawyer...number one he wasnt a cop. Number two, it was an accident, the car became dislodged off of the trailer. You must have outstanding warrants against you or something. Thats like reading this article and afterwards saying "yeah north korea should not have nuclear weapons". Your retort has nothing to do with the article. Please screen your reading comprehension skills or lack thereof before making them public.

  • Linda Tally Sep 13, 8:50 p.m.
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    Oh, please... read before your keyboard goes into action, Jerry. Just once.

  • Donald Holder Sep 13, 7:23 p.m.
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    He wasn't a police, he was a tow truck driver.

  • Jerry Sawyer Sep 13, 6:49 p.m.
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    The police will kill you if you get in their way. They do not care. They will get to a call no matter what.